I am curious how these work. Most of the acrylic products that have water a solvent have serious issues with surface tension, and only work on absolutely matte (flat) surface well. I will have to give them a try. If they work well, I am all for removing more solvent-based products from my paint rack.
Vallejo has had acrylic washes for a long time, no problem with its flow.
I found that they actually do flow very differently (one using a polar molecule as a solvent- water- , the other using apolar solvents). Unless it is an absolutely gloss surface, acrylic washes do not spread as well as a solvent-based wash, and you will see tidemarks as they dry. But a wash is a different thing, anyhow. A filter needs to cover the surface evenly; as wash does not.
Water has a very high surface tension due to its polar nature, which makes even spread very difficult on surfaces unless they are absolutely flat. Mineral spirits, acetone, other organic solvents have a very low surface tension -hence they spread much better, they do not “bead” (form droplets), etc.
I did not say it was impossible to have a good acrylic filter, I said I was an interesting idea that I would like to see at work, because technically it is not a simple thing to do.